2006-2008 American Community Survey Estimates
The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey produces three-year estimates of population and household characteristics for local communities with populations of 20,000 or more. Replacing the "long form" portion of the decennial census, the ACS allows communities such as Bellevue to gauge demographic changes on a more timely basis than possible with the decennial census.
The 2006-2008 ACS estimates describe the average characteristics over the period from January 2006 through December 2008 vs. the “snapshot” description given by the decennial census.
Please keep in mind that the American Community Survey is meant to provide information on the characteristics -- not counts, of the population. The three-year ACS estimates carry larger margins of error than do decennial census sample estimates, although they carry smaller margins of error than the annual ACS estimates. Please refer to the documents below for a more detailed description of the methodology as well as the limitations and caveats applicable to the data sets.
Data Profiles for Bellevue
Geographic Comparison Tables
The geographic comparison tables display estimates for all 58 places in Washington State with populations of 20,000 or more. Median Age Table (To view tables on other topics, select "select another table" on left navigation bar of the table page.)
Subject Tables for Bellevue
Age Distribution Table (To view tables on other topics, select "change table" within Bureau’s Factfinder web page.)
Thematic Maps for Bellevue area and other Public Use Microdata Areas
Thematic Maps On the Census Bureau Thematic Maps page, select a “theme” and click “show result.” The map will show all of Washington State by PUMAs from which you can zoom into the Bellevue area. PUMAs are special geographies that the Bureau uses to partition each state. Each PUMA has a population of about 100,000. PUMA boundaries typically do not correspond to municipal boundaries, but allow access to ACS estimates for all areas of a state.
Resources and Considerations for Interpreting ACS Estimates